Rob Sheffield

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Rob Sheffield
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Rob Sheffield at the 2007 Brooklyn Book Festival
Born (1966-02-02) February 2, 1966 (age 48)
Occupation Author, columnist
Nationality American
Genre Music
Pop culture

Rob Sheffield (born February 2, 1966) is an American music journalist and author. He is currently a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, writing music reviews and essays on pop culture. Prior to that, he was a contributing editor at Blender before the print version of the magazine folded in 2009, and at Spin. A native of Boston, Sheffield attended Yale and the University of Virginia.

His first book, Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time (an excerpt of which was featured in the January 2007 issue of GQ), was released by Random House in January 2007. It received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Library Journal.

Most of Love is a Mix Tape takes place in Charlottesville, Virginia, where Sheffield met and married his late wife Renée Crist, a fellow DJ at radio station WTJU, and continues in New York City after Crist's death in 1997. The couple had no children.

Sheffield remarried in 2006 and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Sheffield's second book, released in July 2010, is called Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut.

Sheffield's third book, released in August 2013, is called Turn Around Bright Eyes: The Rituals of Love and Karaoke and discusses how he met and fell in love with Ally, the woman who would become his second wife, thanks to their mutual love of music.

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